Ocean Isle Beach, NC – The Museum of Coastal Carolina recently welcomed some new fish to the aquarium located in the museum’s Sea Shore Gallery: lookdown, striped burrfish, and sea robin. The lookdown is easy to identify due to its distinctive shape, its metallic color, and its tendency to “look down” while swimming. The striped burrfish is a type of spiny pufferfish that can expand its body far beyond its normal size in order to frighten predators. The sea robin has large pectoral fins that, when swimming, open and close like a bird’s wings.
Come to the museum to see these and many other live sea creatures. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:00, help museum docents feed the animals in the Touch Tank, also located in the Sea Shore Gallery.
The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission to the museum is free for members. Admission is free for active duty military and disabled veterans plus up to one guest (must include military ID cardholder). Non-member all-day admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.